Cranberry Brie Bites Appetizer are always on the menu for the annual Holiday Party. Not only are these Christmas party appetizers easy to make, they are delicious! One of the very first appetizers to disappear from the party table.
Cranberry Brie Bites
If you are looking for a great party appetizer that is super easy and fast to throw together, and that your guests will love, try these tasty Cranberry Brie Bites Appetizers!
These appetizers are perfect to serve on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, and even non-Holiday parties.
Since these are so versatile, a small ingredient change can alter the flavor to fit your menu.
About The Cheese
• You can leave the rind on the brie if you wish (if you remove it, do so after cutting the squares).
• Goat Cheese is also delicious in this recipe.
• Gorgonzola is wonderful (especially with honey).
Cranberry Sauce or ?
There are several substitutions you can use for the cranberry sauce:
• Red Pepper or Jalapeño jelly for a little heat.
• Mango Chutney
• Fig Jam
• Apricot jam (though it sticks to the pan a bit more)
This is what they will look like before baking.
Tips For Great Brie Bites
- You can replace the crescent rolls with the Pillsbury crescent sheets if you want to skip having to pinch the seams shut.
- You can use phyllo dough or puff pastry, just watch the cook time.
- Be sure to cut the cheese small enough to fit inside the little crescent roll “cup” that forms in the mini tins. Depending on the size of your mini muffin tin you may have some brie left over.
- Homemade cranberry sauce is best with this recipe, but store bought whole berry cranberry sauce works too.
Can These Appetizers Be Made Ahead?
Yes they can. Assemble them and keep in the refrigerator. Remove from the fridge about 10-20 minutes before baking.
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I’d love to know how you and your guests enjoyed them!
- Mini Muffin Tin
- Cooking Spray
- Pizza Cutter or Knife
- Measuring Cups
- 1 Can Refrigerated Crescent Rolls (I used Pillsbury Brand)
- 8 ounce wheel Brie Cheese
- ¼ Cup Chopped Pecans (or more to taste)
- 1 Cup Whole Cranberry Sauce
- Fresh Rosemary Leaves
- Preheat oven to 375° F and spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray.
- Unroll crescent rolls and pinch the seams shut.
- Cut crescent rolls into 24 pieces. A pizza cutter works great for this.
- Place each piece of crescent roll into the mini muffin pan holes and press them down to form little cups.
- Cut Brie cheese into 24 pieces and place 1 piece into each crescent roll cup.
- Top each crescent roll cup with equal amounts of pecans, cranberry sauce, and a small piece of rosemary.
- Bake for 11-15 minutes, or until crescent rolls are golden and fully cooked.
- Serve warm, enjoy!
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Reheat in the oven or air fryer for 3-5 minutes before serving.
- You can make these ahead. Assemble them and keep in the refrigerator. Remove from the fridge about 10-20 minutes before baking.